Gostivar Municipality

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Municipality of Gostivar
Општина Гостивар
Komuna e Gostivarit
Gostivar Belediyesi
Urban municipality
Flag of Municipality of Gostivar
Official logo of Municipality of Gostivar
Coat of arms
Location of Municipality of Gostivar
Country Macedonia
RegionPolog Statistical Region
Municipal seatGostivar
 • MayorArben Taravari (AA)
 • Total513.39 km2 (198.22 sq mi)
 • Total81,042
 • Density158/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
Population of Gostivar. (11 January 1945)

Gostivar (Macedonian: Гостивар [ˈɡɔstivar] (About this soundlisten); Albanian: Gostivari, Turkish: Gostivar) is a municipality in western part of Republic of Macedonia.


The municipality borders


The municipality has 35 inhabited places, one town and 34 villages.

According to the last national census from 2002 this municipality has 81,042 inhabitants.[1]

Ethnic groups in the municipality include:

  • Albanians = 54,038 (66.7%)
  • Macedonians = 15,877 (19.6%)
  • Turks = 7,991 (9.9%)
  • Roma = 2,237 (2.8%)
  • others.


  1. ^ 2002 census results in English and Macedonian (PDF)

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Coordinates: 41°48′N 20°55′E / 41.800°N 20.917°E / 41.800; 20.917